We are creatures of habit and comfort, and we love to be in control of what comes into our lives as well as what should go through the exit door. So, when an opportunity presents itself, one which speaks of abundant wealth, wealth that goes beyond our comprehension, we sit back and question it. We remain in our routines and let it pass by.
You may be asking why in the world would you sit back and question an opportunity like that?
Because this is what most people do with the opportunity of a lifetime that lays before them. God is offering us this opportunity right now, yet most people sit back and ignore it. Many dabble one foot in faith while the other foot is enjoying what the world offers, loving the best of both worlds.
Then, there’s a few that jump in whole-heartedly and immerse themselves in all that God has for them. They understand that their lives revolve around God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I say this based on Matthew 7:14, “The gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”
Those who walk the narrow road find the greatest treasure, a treasure that goes beyond their comprehension. Despite hardship and uncertainties, immersing ourselves in God’s Son and God’s Word insures us that we have eternal hope.
With Christ, we have a bright future.
Following Jesus opens up the door to God’s treasure of wealth. When we make God our number one priority, we will experience abundant living. This is independent from our circumstances and our feelings. When we look to God, He clears our path and opens up opportunities that we might not come across otherwise.
In Christ, we are led victoriously.
Notice what happens when we walk with Christ, according to Isaiah 26. We are strong and we are surrounded by the walls of God’s salvation.1 God “opens the gates to all who are righteous, allowing the faithful to enter.”2 God will keep us “in perfect peace, all who trust in God, all whose thoughts are fixed on Him!”3
“Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.”4
For those who choose to ignore the opportunity, given solely by unconditional love and grace, God says in verses 5 that He will humble the proud and He brings down the arrogant ones. Only things with eternal value will last and we know that the treasures of this world are fleeting. Look at Matthew 6:19-21, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”
Going back to Isaiah 26, when we walk in righteousness, our way is not steep and rough. Because God does what is right, He smooths out the path that is ahead of us.7 We show our trust by obeying His laws.
Our heart’s desire is to glorify His name.8
Isaiah continues to show us how to walk daily in the mindset that keeps us abiding in Christ. “All night long I search for you; in the morning I earnestly seek for God.”9 This is how we maintain the posture where God sits in the number one spot in our priorities.
Life likes to throw rotten apples at us. One day you have a job and the next day you are laid-off. You visit the doctor for a routine check-up and you find yourself after a biopsy and a phone call saying it’s cancer. A gunshot was heard outside your house. Your purse gets stolen. Someone hacked into your bank account. The list is endless to what we experience, but hallelujah, we have the Living God who walks with us and goes before us insuring that we will make it home to heaven one day.
The best reward to the opportunity of a lifetime is His Presence. We are never alone. There is nothing on earth greater than the God of Heaven walking personally with each of us. Say yes to the Lover of your soul and reap the benefits from His endless treasury of wealth.